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Friends

Last updated: 2 January 2014

Registered Charity Number: 234325

The Society of Friends of the National Army Museum is run for and by people who choose to demonstrate their support for the purpose and work of the National Army Museum.

This is one of the most ambitious years in the National Army Museum’s history and our Friends are instrumental in helping us make it a success.


With their support we hope to expand our exhibitions, capture the interests and imaginations of new and existing visitors, and embark on the Museum’s development project; allowing us to bring the history of the British Army to more people.

Janice Murray, Director General of the National Army Museum

Our Friends are vital to the Museum's continued success. Their enthusiasm, dedication and generosity have been invaluable, enabling the Museum to keep the history of the British Army ever relevant. With their help the Museum has been able to conserve and expand the Collection, to ensure the legacy of the British Army is continuing for more people to enjoy, explore and learn from.

Friends act as the Museum's greatest ambassadors to the rest of the world. They work tirelessly to endorse and give voice to the work we do, and are key in helping us to raise much-needed funds and generate more support. It is this support that will be invaluable to us as we move forward with our ambitious development plan.

Why join?

There has never been a more exciting time to be involved with the National Army Museum as a Friend. The Museum is embarking upon an ambitious development programme, which will see its galleries transformed over the next few years. We need your help to increase awareness and appreciation of the National Army Museum and help us raise vital funds to help preserve and develop the Museum's Collection

Your Friendship brings you:

  • Regular newsletters
  • Exclusive Friends’ exhibition private viewings, visits and events
  • 10% discount in the Museum Shop and Café
  • Discounts on celebrity lectures and discussions
  • An AGM with celebrity lecture and lunch
  • Friends website pages keeping you up to date with the latest Friends’ activities
  • An effective way to demonstrate your support for the Museum and its work

Your Friendship brings others:

  • Exhibitions
  • Event weekends
  • Research opportunities and facilities
  • Family activities
  • An interactive website resource
  • Free school and group educational sessions
  • Conferences and lectures

With your support the Friends will help the National Army Museum care for the heritage of the British Army.

Join today

Friends pay an annual or a life membership subscription, listed below. Many members choose to pay more than the minimum subscription, which enables the Museum to expand and care for more vital Collection items.

  • Individual (UK addresses) - £20.00
  • Individual (non-UK addresses) - £25.00
  • Regimental Associations - £25.00
  • Corporate - £125.00
  • Life Membership (60 years +) - £250.00
  • Life Membership (under 60 years) - £400.00

How to join

Please download the Friends application form (1.08MB) and return it to:

Honorary Secretary,
The Society of Friends,
National Army Museum,
Royal Hospital Road,
Chelsea,
London SW3 4HT.

Alternatively, you can hand in your completed application form at the Museum Shop.

4 comments

Elizabeth Gorton
25 September 2012, 7.16am

Thank you for an excellent

Thank you for an excellent museum.

Mr. Sean S. McGraw
20 October 2012, 8.31pm

Your publishing and exhibits

Your publishing and exhibits are some of the best on military history I have seen in the world! Keep up the great work.

Paul Bright
9 July 2014, 10.01am

The whole world owes our

The whole world owes our freedom to The British Army and allied forces that have stood against fascism for centuries. Thank you for helping us all to realise our Great debts to the bravery of our HEROES.

Colum Forde
10 August 2014, 6.00pm

Hi I am a student of Anglo

Hi I am a student of Anglo Irish conflict

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